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US Attorney General Sessions fires ex-FBI deputy director McCabe

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions says has fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, effective immediately. The abrupt termination could cost McCabe, who is accused of mishandling Hillary Clinton’s email probe, much of his pension. The termination was recommended by the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility. It comes after a still-classified report from the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general found ...

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Army General admits US does not track weapons used to bomb Yemeni civilians

US Army General Joseph Votel admitted that the US does not monitor how the weapons it supplies to Saudi Arabia are used in Yemen. Over 10,000 Yemeni civilians have died in the conflict since 2015. During a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) asked Votel, head of the US Central Command, whether Centcom ...

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US ‘outgunned & outmatched’ by Russia in Europe, admits top general seeking budget increase

US troops in the Baltic countries would be “outranged, outgunned and outmatched” by Russians in case of a conflict, the head of the US European Command told lawmakers, seeking to secure funds in the face of a Moscow “threat.” “If you look at it in a concentrated way on the border of Eastern Europe and only on the ground force, ...

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Renzi to resign as head of Democratic Party after ‘clear defeat’ in general election – report

Published time: 5 Mar, 2018 11:12 Edited time: 5 Mar, 2018 11:52 The leader of Italy’s Democratic Party, Matteo Renzi, has decided to step down after Sunday’s general election rout, Ansa news agency reported. Renzi’s spokesman, however, said he can’t confirm it. A center-left bloc led by the ex-prime minister’s party scored some 23 percent, according to projections. It now ...

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Russia ‘threatens our ability to dominate’ – US general to Congress

The US is seeking to contain Iran’s rising influence in the Middle East and fend off challenges to Washington’s hegemony posed by Russia and China, the top general commanding US forces in the region told Congress. General Joseph Votel, head of the US Central Command (CENTCOM), briefed the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) on Tuesday on the efforts against Islamic ...

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Ivanka Trump, top N. Korean general to come face-to-face at PyeongChang closing ceremony

US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump will lead the US delegation at the closing ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics in South Korea, which will be held on February 25. Ivanka Trump, who is also a senior adviser to her father, will be joined by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who will give particular support to the ...

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No proof of doping does not mean innocence — CAS Secretary General to RT

Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Secretary General Matthieu Reeb has told RT that he sees nothing illegal or odd in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) refusing athletes entry, even in the absence of evidence. “The duty of the IOC was to show that the athletes involved in this case were guilty of an anti-doping rule violation. The fact that ...

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Microsoft’s Azure Event Grid hits general availability

With Event Grid, Microsoft introduced a new Azure service last year that it hopes will become the glue that holds together modern event-driven and distributed applications. Starting today, Event Grid is generally available, with all the SLAs and other premises this entails. Using Event Grid, developers can easily connect virtually any service to another, no matter where they run. The ...

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‘Son of b***h got fired’: Joe Biden forced Ukraine to sack prosecutor general ‘in six hours’

Former US vice president Joe Biden boasted that he had a word to say in another state’s internal affairs, admitting to have pressured the Ukrainian government into sacking a prosecutor general in just a few hours. “I looked at them and said: ‘I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” Biden said ...

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Britain’s top Army general begs for more cash so he can fight… guess who

The UK Army chief is deploying one of Britain’s most well-tested military tactics – begging for money by using Russia to scare the public and government into action. To quote analyst Mark Galeotti, “Russia is being weaponised.” General Sir Nick Carter will reportedly tell the Royal United Services Institute that he’s worried that Britain’s military is not keeping up with ...

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